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Duo Accused Of Stealing Mail From Philipstown Residences Duo Accused Of Stealing Mail From Philipstown Residences
Duo Accused Of Stealing Mail From Philipstown Residences Two 22-year-olds face a long list of charges after allegedly stealing mail from residences in the Hudson Valley, including several checks, authorities announced.  Bronx residents Devonte Hamilton and Kadon Jackson were both arrested on Wednesday, July 10 around 12:30 p.m. in connection with mail thefts at several household mailboxes in the Putnam County town of Philipstown, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office announced on Thursday, July 11.  According to the Sheriff's Office, on the day of the duo's arrests, a resident told deputies that they saw an unknown subject take mail f…
Pair Of First-Time NY Congressional Candidates Score Big Primary Wins Pair Of First-Time NY Congressional Candidates Score Big Primary Wins
Pair Of First-Time NY Congressional Candidates Score Big Primary Wins A pair of first-time Congressional candidates scored decisive wins in much-watched Democratic primaries in downstate New York. Westchester County Executive George Latimer easily defeated two-time incumbent Jamaal Bowman in the District 16 race, 58 percent to 41 percent, with 84 percent of the vote in, according to the New York State Board of Elections. With $25 million spent, it was the most expensive Congressional primary race in US history and one that became contentious over debates on the Israel-Hamas war. The district includes the southern portion of Westchester, including White …
Heated Hudson Valley Race Most Expensive Congressional Primary Ever With $25M Spent Heated Hudson Valley Race Most Expensive Congressional Primary Ever With $25M Spent
Heated Hudson Valley Race Most Expensive Congressional Primary Ever With $25M Spent The closely-watched Democratic race between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Rep. Jamaal Bowman for New York's 16th District seat is about to come to a close as the most expensive congressional primary in history, according to reports. CBS News says nearly $25 million has been raised and spent during the race, which will be decided on Primary Election Day on Tuesday, June 25. Over half of this amount, $16 million, has been put toward anti-Bowman attack ads and was largely spent by United Democracy Project, a super PAC of the pro-Israel group American Israel Public…
Updated List Of Scheduled Red Lobster Closures Includes 5 New NY Locations Updated List Of Scheduled Red Lobster Closures Includes 5 New NY Locations
Updated List Of Scheduled Red Lobster Closures Includes 5 New NY Locations Red Lobster plans to close more restaurants just weeks after it filed for bankruptcy, according to a new report. In a bankruptcy petition filed on Sunday, May 19, the company listed assets of $1 billion and liabilities of $10 billion. Days before the filing, dozens of Red Lobster locations were listed as "temporarily closed" on the company's website, including these New York locations: Kingston, Scarsdale, Nanuet, Poughkeepsie, Stony Brook In an updated list of closures reported by CNN on Thursday, June 6, five new locations in New York have been added to the list, including it…
'Must Be Changed': Drugged Driving Loophole Target Of NY Bill Amid Rising Fatalities 'Must Be Changed': Drugged Driving Loophole Target Of NY Bill Amid Rising Fatalities
'Must Be Changed': Drugged Driving Loophole Target Of NY Bill Amid Rising Fatalities New York state lawmakers are considering legislation aimed at expanding the definition of drugged driving amid a rise in fatal crashes. A bill sponsored by Democratic Sen. John Mannion and co-sponsored by two Republicans would change the definition of “drug” in the vehicle and traffic law to include any substance or combination of substances that impairs one’s ability to drive. Under current state law, drivers who are obviously impaired by a drug can only be arrested and prosecuted if the substance they are on is listed in a specific section of the Public Health Law. The problem, proponent…
School In Hudson Valley To Close: 'Sad Day,' Superintendent Says School In Hudson Valley To Close: 'Sad Day,' Superintendent Says
School In Hudson Valley To Close: 'Sad Day,' Superintendent Says A school in Westchester County has announced it will cease operations at the end of the academic year.  In an announcement on Wednesday, May 1, the Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Archdiocese of New York revealed the Transfiguration School in Tarrytown would close at the end of the 2023-24 academic year.  Officials attributed the decision to close the Catholic school to shifting demographics and lower enrollment, which have "significantly impacted" its ability to continue operating.  The St. Simon Stock School in the Bronx will also close for similar reas…
7 Hospitalized After Route  9 Crash In Region 7 Hospitalized After Route  9 Crash In Region
7 Hospitalized After Route 9 Crash In Region Seven people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle crash in the region. It happened in Columbia County at about 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30 on Route 9 in the town of Kinderhook, just north of Maple Lane South. A 2011 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by a 28-year-old man from the village of Valatie in Columbia County, was traveling southbound when a 2004 Honda Accord, driven by an 18-year-old Bronx woman, exited a parking lot and made a left-hand turn in front of the Silverado, causing the collision, New York State Police said. The driver of the Accord was taken out of her car by the …
Man Killed In I-684 Crash Had False ID, Police Say Man Killed In I-684 Crash Had False ID, Police Say
Man Killed In I-684 Crash Had False ID, Police Say Authorities have released the identity of a man killed in a one-car crash on I-684. New York City resident Mario Goris, age 53, of the Bronx, was killed in a crash that happened on Sunday, April 14, around 3:15 p.m. on the northbound side near Exit 4 in Bedford, according to New York State Police. Earlier Report - Update: Person Killed In Crash On I-684 In Bedford At the time of the crash, Goris had been driving a 2006 Honda CRV when it veered to the left, entered the median at high speed, and hit a tree. He was found dead at the scene of the crash and was the only person in the …
$100M Scheme: Hudson Valley Man Known As 'Magician' Nabbed In One Of Largest Ever Frauds $100M Scheme: Hudson Valley Man Known As 'Magician' Nabbed In One Of Largest Ever Frauds
$100M Scheme: Hudson Valley Man Known As 'Magician' Nabbed In One Of Largest Ever Frauds A New York man known as "the Magician" has been charged in connection with one of the largest-ever tax fraud schemes by a tax preparer, federal officials announced. Northern Westchester County resident Rafael Alvarez, of Cortlandt Manor, has been charged in connection with a $100 million tax fraud scheme involving tens of thousands of federal individual income tax returns with false information, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Monday, April 15.  According to federal officials, from 2010 to 2020, Alvarez, also known as "the Magi…
Man Charged In Murder Of Hudson Valley Man After 5 Years Man Charged In Murder Of Hudson Valley Man After 5 Years
Man Charged In Murder Of Hudson Valley Man After 5 Years Following a five-year investigation into the death of a Hudson Valley man, detectives, and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force have arrested a suspect in the case.  Dikion D. Constantine, age 23, of the Bronx, was charged on Thursday, April 11, with the murder of Sebastian Avilan-Medina, age 26, of Middletown, on Monday, March 11, 2019.  According to Lt. Jeffry Thoelen of the Middletown Police, the arrest culminates a highly intensive five-year investigation into the cold case homicide of Avilan-Medina, who was found shot to death in his Knapp Avenue home. "Despite thi…
Woman Driving Without License Causes Chain-Reaction Crash Into Hudson Valley Home: Police Woman Driving Without License Causes Chain-Reaction Crash Into Hudson Valley Home: Police
Woman Driving Without License Causes Chain-Reaction Crash Into Hudson Valley Home: Police A woman driving without a license was hospitalized after police say she caused a chain-reaction crash into a home in the Hudson Valley. It happened in Rockland County at around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 6 in Ramapo. An investigation by police determined that a vehicle traveling on the roadway had lost control, causing it to strike a parked vehicle. That parked vehicle then struck the garage of the home causing damage to the structure, according to Ramapo Police. Around 11:30 AM, the Town of Ramapo Police Department responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a vehicle th…
Democratic Primary In Hudson Valley Draws National Attention Democratic Primary In Hudson Valley Draws National Attention
Democratic Primary In Hudson Valley Draws National Attention As the New York Democratic primary election draws closer, the race for the state's 16th District seat between Westchester County Executive George Latimer and incumbent Jamaal Bowman is attracting nationwide attention and exposing divisions within the party.  The race between Latimer, age 70, and Bowman, age 48, is exposing tensions within the Democratic Party that will likely come to a head as residents within the 16th District cast their votes in the primary election on Tuesday, June 25, primarily centered on the ongoing conflict between Gaza and Israel.  Earlier …
State Troopers In Dutchess County Help Apprehend Major NYC Drug Dealer State Troopers In Dutchess County Help Apprehend Major NYC Drug Dealer
State Troopers In Dutchess County Help Apprehend Major NYC Drug Dealer A major drug trafficker was taken down with help from the New York State Police in the Hudson Valley. A warrant search aimed at apprehending the dealer, identified as Juan Rondon, age 60, of the Bronx, occurred on Wednesday, March 20 by the New York State Police Troop K Violent Gangs and Narcotic Enforcement Team and Unit K9 from Dutchess County, along with the New York Drug Enforcement Task Force, and the New York City Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, said Trooper AJ Hicks. During the warrant search, more than 12 kilograms of cocaine and $3 million in cash were found hidden in t…
Man Admits To Sexually Abusing 7-Year-Old Girl At State Park In Hudson Valley Man Admits To Sexually Abusing 7-Year-Old Girl At State Park In Hudson Valley
Man Admits To Sexually Abusing 7-Year-Old Girl At State Park In Hudson Valley A 45-year-old man has admitted to sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl at a Hudson Valley state park. Francisco Lopez-Gomez, of the Bronx, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, March 19 in Rockland County for the Thursday, June 15, 2017 attack in Valley Cottage, said Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh II. The abuse took place when the girl was attending a birthday party with her family on the grounds of Rockland Lake State Park, said Scott Waters, spokesman for the District Attorney's Office. Waters said the victim was changing out of her bathing suit in a family memb…
Suspect Nabbed For Stealing $33K Worth Of Phones In Hudson Valley, Police Say Suspect Nabbed For Stealing $33K Worth Of Phones In Hudson Valley, Police Say
Suspect Nabbed For Stealing $33K Worth Of Phones In Hudson Valley, Police Say A 35-year-old man has been charged with grand larceny for allegedly stealing $33,000 in cell phones. Tairon Pressley, of the Bronx, was arrested after an investigation into a highly organized retail theft of cellular phones, said Trooper Steven Nevel, of the New York State Police. He is accused of using stolen account information from cellular customers to steal Apple and Samsung smartphones from the Middletown Walmart on Route 211 on several dates in February and March, Nevel said.  Nevel said Pressley is accused of stealing over $33,000 worth of phones. He was apprehended by members…
ID Released Of Man Killed After Speeding, Hitting Parked Truck On I-684 ID Released Of Man Killed After Speeding, Hitting Parked Truck On I-684
ID Released Of Man Killed After Speeding, Hitting Parked Truck On I-684 A 59-year-old man was killed after his vehicle left a highway in Westchester and crashed into a parked truck, police said.  Bronx resident Kevin Smith was killed in an incident on Saturday, March 2 that happened on Interstate 684 in Harrison just before 3 p.m., Trooper AJ Hicks of the New York State Police said on Wednesday, March 13. According to Hicks, an investigation into the crash determined that a 2024 Lucid Air sedan had been speeding when it left the northbound highway near mile marker 0.4 and hit a parked 2019 Freightliner truck with a trailer.  Smith was declared dead a…
'GEORGE Rule' Revoking House Access For Ousted Members Proposed After SOTU Surprise: Report 'GEORGE Rule' Revoking House Access For Ousted Members Proposed After SOTU Surprise: Report
'George Rule' Revoking House Access For Ousted Members Proposed After Sotu Surprise: Report If you were baffled by former New York Congressman George Santos’ surprise appearance at the State of the Union address, you certainly weren’t alone. According to Google data, searches for the term “House floor privileges” spiked dramatically during President Biden’s national address Thursday night, March 7. The reason, no doubt, was Santos himself, who was all smiles seated in the House chamber while donning a rhinestone necklace and flashy silver shoes. His attendance understandably left many confused, given the 35-year-old Republican’s historic ouster from his 3rd District seat re…
Hudson Valley Navy Vet, Father Of 2 Dies At Age 57 Hudson Valley Navy Vet, Father Of 2 Dies At Age 57
Hudson Valley Navy Vet, Father Of 2 Dies At Age 57 A Navy veteran from the Hudson Valley who had a crucial role in a Northern Westchester business is being remembered for his kind heart.  Orange County resident Eugene “Gene” Guido of Highland Mills, died peacefully at the age of 57 while surrounded by family members on Friday, Feb. 16, according to his obituary.  Born in 1966 in the Bronx, Guido went on to serve in the US Navy and eventually became the director of pre-construction for Armonk-based Touchstone Builders.  Guido was also known as a loving husband to his wife, Rose, and an always-caring father to his ch…
Update: Support Rises For Mahopac Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze Update: Support Rises For Mahopac Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze
Update: Support Rises For Mahopac Family Who Lost 'Dream Home' In Blaze A community is coming together to raise funds for a retired police officer and his family who lost their beloved Hudson Valley home in a destructive blaze.  The fire, which happened on Wednesday, Jan. 24 in Putnam County at a residence in Mahopac on Old Bullet Hole Road, left the home completely destroyed following a tough battle that required firefighters to improvise and use a water source a mile away.  Earlier Report - Mahopac Home Destroyed In Early Morning Blaze: Occupants, Firefighters Escape Unharmed The blaze was a "life-changing experience" for the home's occup…
Mother Takes Son From Hudson Valley School In Violation Of Custody Order, Police Say Mother Takes Son From Hudson Valley School In Violation Of Custody Order, Police Say
Mother Takes Son From Hudson Valley School In Violation Of Custody Order, Police Say A mother has been charged with allegedly violating a custody agreement after allegedly taking her son out of a Hudson Valley school. Chana Elena Morales, age 32, of the Bronx, was arrested on Friday, Jan. 26 after taking the child from Maple Hill Elementary School in Orange County in the town of Wallkill. According to Lt. Robert McLymore, of the town of Wallkill Police, officers responded to the school after officials said Morales had taken the child in violation of a custody and visitation order. Around 8:30 p.m. the child, Morales, and her boyfriend, Johntae Xavier Williams, a …
Support Pours In For Family Of Girl From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash Support Pours In For Family Of Girl From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash
Support Pours In For Family Of Girl From Hudson Valley Killed In Crash The community is rallying to help cover funeral expenses for a Hudson Valley girl killed in a crash that also left another teen in critical condition. Nanuet Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Critically Injured After Car Crashes Into Parked Truck Rockland County resident Sabrina Villagomez, age 15, of Nanuet, was killed on Sunday, Jan. 21 when the car she was a passenger in hit the back of an oil tanker in the Bronx. New York City Police say the driver of the car, who hasn't been identified, was allegedly attempting stunts that are done during street takeovers. Family friend Katherine Gonza…
Sergeant From Mahopac Charged After Throwing Cooler, Killing Suspect: NY AG Sergeant From Mahopac Charged After Throwing Cooler, Killing Suspect: NY AG
Sergeant From Mahopac Charged After Throwing Cooler, Killing Suspect: NY AG A police sergeant from the Hudson Valley faces manslaughter charges after throwing a cooler at a suspect while the person was driving a motorized scooter, causing their death, officials announced.  Putnam County resident Erik Duran of Mahopac, age 36, a New York City Police Department sergeant, was indicted and arraigned on charges in connection with the August 2023 death of Eric Duprey, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23.  According to James's office, around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, members of the NYPD's Narcotics Boroug…
Hudson Valley Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Critically Injured After Car Crashes Into Parked Truck Hudson Valley Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Critically Injured After Car Crashes Into Parked Truck
Hudson Valley Girl Killed, 17-Year-Old Critically Injured After Car Crashes Into Parked Truck A Hudson Valley girl was killed and another is in critical condition after the car they were passengers in hit the back of a parked oil tanker. Related: GoFundMe Started For Nanuet Girl Killed In Crash Rockland County resident Sabrina Villagomez, age 15, of Nanuet, was killed, and a 17-year-old unnamed girl remains in critical condition following the crash around 3:18 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 21, in the Bronx, said the New York City Police. According to NYPD, the collision occurred when the 23-year-old male driver of a 2013 Chrysler sedan was traveling eastbound on Viele Avenue when he failed …
Double-Fatal Crash In Hudson Valley: 16-, 17-Year-Old HS Students ID'd As Victims Double-Fatal Crash In Hudson Valley: 16-, 17-Year-Old HS Students ID'd As Victims
Double-Fatal Crash In Hudson Valley: 16-, 17-Year-Old HS Students ID'd As Victims Two high school students ages 16 and 17 were killed in a four-vehicle crash in the region. Click here for a new, updated story - Teen Killed In Double-Fatal Hudson Valley Crash Remembered As Being ' Incredibly Thoughtful' The collision occurred in Ulster County around 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 8 on Route 28 in the town of Shandaken. A Preliminary investigation revealed that a Volvo tractor-trailer, driven by a 54-year-old Bronx man was traveling east when he saw a Honda stopped on the roadway waiting to turn north onto Route 212, said Trooper Steven Nevel of the New York State Police.&nb…
'It Was Magical': Billy Crystal, NY Native, Receives Kennedy Center Honors 'It Was Magical': Billy Crystal, NY Native, Receives Kennedy Center Honors
'It Was Magical': Billy Crystal, NY Native, Receives Kennedy Center Honors Comedian, actor, and filmmaker Billy Crystal, who is from New York, was one of five other iconic figures celebrated at the 46th Kennedy Center Honors. Billy Crystal, known for his roles in movies such as “When Harry Met Sally...” and “City Slickers,” received his honors at the John F. Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, DC in a pre-recorded show that was broadcast on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The 75-year-old Crystal, who was born in the Bronx and later moved to Long Beach on Long Island, was honored alongside Renée Fleming, Queen Latifah, Barry Gibb, and Dionne Warwick. “It was magical, …
Duo Nabbed In Fishkill For Several Gas Station Burglaries In Hudson Valley: Police Duo Nabbed In Fishkill For Several Gas Station Burglaries In Hudson Valley: Police
Duo Nabbed In Fishkill For Several Gas Station Burglaries In Hudson Valley: Police Following a months-long investigation, two men have been charged in connection with a string of gas station burglaries in Northern Westchester, police announced.  Bronx residents Berto Dominguez, age 21, and Michael Cruz, age 19, were both arrested on Saturday, Dec. 23 as part of the culmination of a months-long investigation into at least five gas station burglaries that happened in Bedford between September and November 2023, Bedford Police announced on Tuesday, Dec. 26.  This investigation was conducted by a working task force comprised of the Bedford, Mount Pleasant, and …
Funeral Arrangements Announced For East Fishkill Police Officer Killed In Taconic Crash Funeral Arrangements Announced For East Fishkill Police Officer Killed In Taconic Crash
Funeral Arrangements Announced For East Fishkill Police Officer Killed In Taconic Crash Funeral arrangements have been announced for a police officer who was killed in a crash in the Hudson Valley. Earlier report - ID Released For East Fishkill Police Officer Killed In Taconic Parkway Crash East Fishkill PD Expresses Thanks For Support During 'Darkest Time' Office Daniel Paul DiDato, age 47, of East Fishkill, died on Monday, Dec. 18, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash while driving to interview witnesses of another accident. Daniel worked as a patrol officer for the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) from 2001-2005. He has served as a police office…
8 NYers Among 16 Gambino Crime Family Members Nabbed In Coordinated US-Italian Takedown: Feds 8 NYers Among 16 Gambino Crime Family Members Nabbed In Coordinated US-Italian Takedown: Feds
8 NYers Among 16 Gambino Crime Family Members Nabbed In Coordinated Us-italian Takedown: Feds A total of 16 people in the United States and Italy have been charged after a two-year investigation that targeted members of New York's notorious Gambino crime family and some of its Sicilian associates. A 16-count indictment was unsealed on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in federal court in Brooklyn detailing the alleged involvement of the 10 Americans -- eight New Yorkers and two New Jersey residents -- in an attempt to dominate the New York carting and demolition industries. The 10 Americans have been charged with racketeering conspiracy, extortion, witness retaliation, and union-related crimes comm…
Foiled Oil Heist: Trio Steals Cooking Grease From Restaurant In Region, Police Say Foiled Oil Heist: Trio Steals Cooking Grease From Restaurant In Region, Police Say
Foiled Oil Heist: Trio Steals Cooking Grease From Restaurant In Region, Police Say Three men are facing charges after they were allegedly caught stealing used cooking oil from a restaurant in the region. A Rensselaer County business owner in Castleton on Hudson called police at around 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, saying three men were on their property without permission, according to New York State Police. The owner told investigators that the men were attempting to steal used cooking oil that is saved and sold to a biodiesel company for recycling. When an employee confronted them, they fled the scene in a car. Troopers searched the area and spotted the vehicle driving on …
New Update: NY Rep. Bowman To Pay Fine After Pulling Fire Alarm, He Says New Update: NY Rep. Bowman To Pay Fine After Pulling Fire Alarm, He Says
New Update: NY Rep. Bowman To Pay Fine After Pulling Fire Alarm, He Says In response to being criminally charged with a misdemeanor for pulling a fire alarm at a congressional building in Washington, DC, New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman has promised to pay a fine to resolve the situation.  Bowman (NY-16), a Democrat, was charged with falsely pulling a firearm in connection to an incident that happened on Saturday, Sept. 30, according to numerous reports.  Earlier Report - Westchester Rep. Bowman Charged With Misdemeanor After Pulling Fire Alarm: Report The 16th district is made up of the southern part of Westchester County, including th…
Police Officer, Hudson Valley Man Nabbed For Planning To Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin: Feds Police Officer, Hudson Valley Man Nabbed For Planning To Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin: Feds
Police Officer, Hudson Valley Man Nabbed For Planning To Distribute Fentanyl, Heroin: Feds A police officer and a Westchester man face years in prison for conspiring to distribute narcotics, officials announced.  New York City Police Officer and Bronx resident Grace Rosa Baez, age 37, and Yonkers resident Cesar Martinez, age 43, were both arrested on narcotics distribution charges, the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York announced on Friday, Oct. 20. According to federal officials, between Monday, Oct. 9, and Thursday, Oct. 19, Baez and Martinez had several conversations about wholesale narcotics trafficking with a "confidential source" worki…